Post by Jonathan Mejia on Apr 6, 2016 16:47:46 GMT -5
A bit more focused information on where the funds of our T-Shirt project will go:
The GA DNR and ORLT (Oconee River Land Trust) have been working together recently to obtain a conservation easement to protect a 50 acre portion of the bogs and adjacent habitat. The conservation easement on the property which will legally and permanently prohibit development.Their purpose is to permanently limit development and disturbances on property to protect conservation values. The benefit of a CE is that it protects the land even if there is a change in ownership. The CE also includes annual monitoring by the ORLT to ensure the terms of the easement are being met and a management plan which allows for continued conservation work by DNR.
The lands that will be protected include 3 different species of Sarracenia (purpurea sp venosa, Flava, and Leucophylla), as well as 5 orchid species, and 3 other protected plant species.The adjacent longleaf uplands house some treasures as well, plant and animal. It is ranked as one of Georgia’s high priority sites for conservation, not only within the plant conservation community but within GA DNR as well.
Obtaining these acres would provide the basis for restoring additional bog habitat so their populations can expand.
The exact locations that will be saved are vague in most of the materials presented to me, but is kept carefully guarded to protect the private landowners, and to protect the plants from poaching. Only a close circle individuals know how to get to these sites, but we can rest assured that the ORLT and DNR will be using our money to the best of their ability to obtain these CE's.
I am linking to two PDFS that deal with the ORLT and obtaining these lands. The first is a WINTER 2015 update where on page 6 they reveal their project. The second is an overview with what they hope to acheive by getting these CEs.
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